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A view of snowy mountain tops from the window of a plane
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MRes graduate, and communication consultant, Naomi Berkowitz recently visited Greenland to bring IOZ research on seafloor habitats closer to...

Photo of the team testing the centre of gravity before flight
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Sophia Ellis, MSc student from University of Essex, joined a ZSL expedition to the Turneffe Atoll, Belize to investigate the use of drones for...

Community fieldwork in Haiti, 2007. Copyright Sam Turvey, ZSL
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ZSL & Royal Holloway PhD student Lizzie Jones explores the topic of our next ZSL Science and Conservation Event: challenges and opportunities...

Monni on the podium wearing a beetle shaped hat with smiling onlookers
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Research Fellow Dr. Monika Böhm recalls her first public talk for Soapbox Science and why the initiative is so important in bringing science to...

Wooden nestbox high in the branches of a tree
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney updates us on the first harvest of Mauritius kestrel eggs.

Rewilding 1

By Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones

Understanding that nature conservation is intensely political, and unavoidably social, is not...

Adult Mauritius kestrel perch on a branch
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ZSL London Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney gives us a first-hand account of working in the field in Mauritius, helping to boost kestrel populations....

Osprey catching fish

Johan T. du Toit and Nathalie Pettorelli

Rewilding means different things to different people but in applied ecology it...

Badger being released by ZSL staff after sampling and vaccination

The Godfray Review provides a welcome reminder to all sides of just where the weight of evidence lies.

Male wartbiter on grass stem
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Over the summer, ZSL colleagues collaborated with Natural England and associated specialists to determine the long term success of two of ZSL’s...

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